Hyderabad’s Hussain Sagar Lake Touches Danger Mark

Residents near the lake have been alarmed for possible evacuation.

HYDERABAD: Water levels at the Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad drew attention on Wednesday following heavy downpour of 71 mm as the rainfall flow jumped the danger mark.

Authorities alarmed people living near the Hussain Sagar lake area to prepare for possible evacuation as water reached the full tank level after the city witnessed heaviest downpour after 15 years of span.

A sluice gate of the 453-year-old Hussain Sagar lake was opened to discharge water. It was in August 2000 last when the sluice gates were held open. The water levels at the lake reached 513.41 metres. Excessive water has caused inconvenience to motorists taking the Tank Bund route.
Officials inspected the area during the day and later dispatched the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation staff to warn people living in the low lying areas of Arundathinagar, Ambedkar Nagar, Aravindanagar and Shivanandnagar to get ready for an evacuation if rains continued. The Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K Taraka Rama Rao too tweeted in the morning requesting citizens residing in low-lying areas to take precautions.
Slum dwellers in Ratnanagar, Dattanagar, abutting areas of Hussainsagar surplus nala, Domalguda, Ashok Nagar and Himayatnagar have also been warned against possible flooding.
The Hussain Sagar lake is one of the major tourist spots which separates Hyderabad from its twin city Secunderabad.


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